As technology has become more widely available and the ease of transmitting data has developed, we are seeing our privacy diminish. An invasion of privacy can be devastating, however. Recently there have been a number of concerning reports of private companies disclosing private data or utilizing private data for unauthorized uses.
Large scale personal data compilations and sale of such information may cross over into invasive practices under the law.
Invasion of privacy can also involve the publication of personal and sensitive photographs and information. Claims for invasion of privacy are more serious in the internet age as the publication of harmful material can reach millions of people in a matter of seconds. Reputations can be harmed and emotional suffering can be severe.
In some of the toughest times in your personal life, you may need the help of an attorney to help navigate the best way through legal recourse and the potential for rightful compensation.
Filing claims and lawsuits may not be your first choice in settling a personal matter, but in the end it may be the only way to move forward and hold a company or individual accountable.
Joe Lyon in a highly-rated Cincinnati personal injury lawyer who has successfully handled invasion of privacy claims resulting in six figure settlements.
The Lyon Firm recognizes the personal nature of many of these sensitive cases. For a confidential and no-cost legal consultation, call (800) 513-2403.
Invasion of Privacy: Revenge Porn: (Cincinnati, Ohio): Confidential settlement against former spouse for the publication of private photographs taken during the course of marital relationship. Former spouse published erotic photographs on numerous internet sites and forwarded copies to family members to further harass plaintiff. The settlement provided a sense of justice, protection, and compensation that will be used to further Plaintiff’s education.
Invasion of Privacy: Media False Light: (Cincinnati, Ohio): Confidential settlement on behalf of young professional women who was falsely portrayed by the local media as being associated with “sexting high school students.” Despite notice of the false light media clip, the local news station continued to run the story with the clip art that falsely linked the Plaintiff to the “sexting” story.
Privacy is a basic right in the United States, and any individual or company who violates an individual’s privacy can be held liable in a lawsuit.
Examples of Invasion of Privacy Claims:
There have been numerous data privacy cases and data breach lawsuits filed against companies who have failed to protect consumer’s private information. Data has been leaked and individual private information has been taken for various purposes.
If your data has been hacked or a company has failed to protect you and made you vulnerable financially, you may have legal recourse and can file a claim with the assistance of a data breach attorney.
The Telephone Consumer Protection Act has been put in place to protect consumers from pre-recorded calls, auto dialers, robocalls and any unsolicited text messages or phone calls to your home or business. Any person on a Do Not Call Registry and receives calls that violate TCPA laws can file Telemarketing Harassment lawsuits.
TCPA Class Action lawsuits have been settled in recent years for millions of dollars, and violators have been fined thousands for each unlawful call they place.
Individuals suffer a great deal of emotional distress in times of private uncertainty. Plaintiffs have filed claims based on the loss of business and the loss of reputation. Privacy suits can recover compensation for the following:
Yes. “Revenge porn” is an act where a couple has engaged in consensual private photography or video during the course of the relationship. There is an expectation of privacy and that the video will not be shared outside of the relationship. It is a mistaken belief that this is private property that may be used and published to third parties without consent.
There have been reports of ex-spouses and ex-boyfriends publishing private sex tapes and photographs on websites to embarrass their former partner. This is a tortious act and compensable under Ohio law.
Case Example: A veteran’s spouse, at her husband’s request, and within the context of the marital relationship, takes erotic photographs that she forwards to her husband while he is deployed in Iraq. When he returns to the States, they divorce and he promptly and repeatedly forwards and posts the marital photographs on public websites.
Despite numerous requests to cease the behavior, the behavior continues resulting in Mr. Lyon representing the former spouse for an invasion of privacy action. The case was successful and it settled for a substantial amount without a law suit being filed.
A Statute of limitations refers to the period of time a plaintiffs has to file a lawsuit before legal action is no longer possible. These time period differ based on practice area, location and circumstance.
Plaintiffs have one year from the date of the act to contact an invasion of privacy attorney and file a claim. Anyone who has been the target of telemarketing harassment, identity theft, data theft, unauthorized photographs or another area of privacy can contact a consumer protection attorney to review your case. Settlements are likely in invasion of privacy cases where there is clear and preserved evidence.
Serious injuries and accidents often result through no fault of the injured party, yet the injured victim suffers from life altering physical, mental and financial losses. Such economic and human losses can have devastating financial consequences on individuals and families if not properly compensated. Tort law allows those individuals to seek just legal recourse through personal injury lawsuits.
Any kind of negligence by an individual or company that causes injury or harm can lead to filing a personal injury lawsuit. The amount a plaintiff is entitled to depends on several factors, particularly how egregious the act and how serious the injury.
Personal injury attorneys generally only will take cases on a confidential and contingency fee basis, which means your lawyer will only get paid if he or she is able to reach a settlement or positive verdict. The Lyon Firm will review your case for free and assess what compensation any plaintiff can expect through litigation.
Personal Injury cases can range from minor auto accidents to complex lawsuits filed against large corporations. The Lyon Firm has handled both with equal care. Severe injury requires legal action on occasion, no matter if the injury is the result of a vehicle accident, a dog bite, a boating accident, workplace injury, defective consumer products, medical malpractice, or toxic exposure.
Pre-Suit Investigation and Negotiations: Personal injury lawsuits are unique and require a thorough investigation before a lawsuit is filed. An initial investigation involves gathering all relevant medical records, accident reports, and interviews with available witnesses. Preservation letters are drafted to notify the defendant of the case. The duty to preserve electronic evidence is critical in most cases to prevent spoliation.
Filing a Lawsuit in Cincinnati: If pre-suit negotiations are unsuccessful, then a lawsuit must be filed to preserve the statute of limitations. Filing a lawsuit early in the process is often necessary to begin gathering evidence while the witnesses memories are fresh and documents remain available.
Once suit is filed by your personal injury lawyer, the court will set a case management schedule and the parties will begin exchanging information in the formal process of discovery. Depositions will be taken to preserve testimony for trial and to understand what certain witnesses are likely to say at trial.
Proving Negligence, Causation and Damages: In addition to lay witness testimony and other documentary evidence, personal injury claims rely upon medical and scientific evidence to prove negligence, causation and damages. The chosen expert in a case must have a reliable and sound basis in science and in the facts of the case or his opinion may not be admissible under the rules of evidence.
In the areas of Toxic and Environmental Torts, the admission of expert testimony may be scrutinized harder than in other areas simply because the subject may not have been as widely tested and may rest on novel scientific theories.
Each state will vary. Under Ohio law, an injured party may recover damages related to medical expenses, lost wages, property damage, loss of enjoyment of life, past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, and punitive damages. The numerical limits are as such:
The Lyon Firm may be able to file injury claims and recover rightful compensation for clients for medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost earnings and long-term disability.
Our Firm will help you find the answers. The Firm has the experience, resources and dedication to take on difficult and emotional cases and help our clients obtain the justice for the wrong they have suffered.
Experience: Joe Lyon is an experienced Cincinnati Personal Injury Lawyer. The Lyon Firm has 17 years of experience and success representing individuals and plaintiffs in all fifty states, and in a variety of complex civil litigation matters. Personal Injury lawsuits can be complex and require industry experts to determine the root cause of an accident or injury. Mr. Lyon has worked with experts nationwide to assist individuals understand why an injury occurred and what can be done to improve their lives in the future. Some cases may go to a jury trial, though many others can be settled out of court.
Resources/Dedication: Mr. Lyon has worked with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, biomechanics, epidemiology, metallurgy, pharmacology, toxicology, human factors, workplace safety, life care planning, economics, and virtually every medical discipline in successfully representing Plaintiffs across numerous areas of law. The Lyon Firm is dedicated to building the strongest cases possible for clients and their critical interests.
Results: Mr. Lyon has obtained numerous seven and six figure results in personal injury, automotive product liability, medical Negligence, construction accidents, and auto dealership negligence cases. The cases have involved successfully litigating against some of the largest companies in the world.